I highly recommend this book to anyone. It's a great listen and the narration is outstanding. The different narrators do a superb job of tell thier parts of the story. I gaurntee that once you start listing to this book you'll make excuses to keep from putting it down.
It's read by a full cast and they all do a great job. You can see it in your brain!
Too many character hard plot too follow if you can call it a plot
The ending didn't deliver you felt like the story didn't go far enough deep enough
Too many narrators they were all good but too many voices and each we're multiple characters
I would have cut not the characters but just narrators they were on different levels as far reading and giving life to the story it was distracting changing from someone who reads and gives voice to someone who does not.
World War Z is not your run of the mill zombie novel. Max Brooks takes you into the perspective of a reporter who interviews various military and political leaders, soldiers, regular people, and feral children. This gives you a broad picture of what an impact the zombie plague had on the world population. It takes on a realistic flavor rather than the fantastic. Normally, I am not a fan of short story compilations but the way the stories tie into one another it does not feel disconnected or separate.
The narration of World War Z is nothing short of amazing. Each piece is told by skilled actors. The combination of the strong writing with the masterful narration evokes a powerful emotional response. There is a section that discusses a military unit that has a dog and a soldier partnered. This section caused me to tear up a bit. I am not usually one to cry.
I was wary to purchase this and it sat in my wish list for a long time. I don't get abridged books but after reading the reviews by those who had read the book and listened to this version I learned the audio problems have been rectified, missing sections have been added, and the parts cut out are minimal and do not effect the story. I will probably still read the book but I wouldn't miss out on this narration. It truly is amazing.
Glad it's fiction
The narrator was excellent. The story was creative and told in a very unique way.
I enjoyed both versions of this book a lot and there are so many reasons why, I'm not sure I'll be able to enumerate them all.
The narration, for the most part, is top notch and the actors they chose were excellent. Each one brought a certain gravitas to their reading and each injected the emotion that I would expect if I were interviewing someone about a disaster such as World War Z. In particular, the stories behind the effort in the US to create the safe zones, the Battle of Yonkers, the flight to the Himalayas, the report of the Canadian Soldier and the Australian space-walker were some of the most informative. The most heart-wrenching, however, was the interview with the feral child. The actress deserves every award that is possible for this kind of voice-acting; I really believed, for the duration of her interview, that I was hearing about something that had actually taken place. I know that a lot of that was Brooks's writing, he was able to portray in words the experience of a child and keep it in the child-like tone and diction. That is difficult for an author, but he manages beautifully. A lot of the credit, however, goes to the actress.
The politics involved were also interesting to listen to, especially when the Allied Commander is talking about WHY the US nearly lost the war and it hits you in the gut when you realize that he is talking about America's reactions right now. Everything that he talks about is exactly the way that it is right now, both in the armed forces and with the country at large and it is frightening to think that we could be so vulnerable.
Totally worth the money to purchase. Buy it. Now.
Yes. It has many very talented voice actors. The POV is definitely a great gimmick for this book.
I enjoyed trying to identify the voice to the actor. It has a very eclectic cast. (I liked Alan Alda)
This was a book I looked forward to hearing on my two hour commutes to work...
It is not too scary. Some of the problems encountered by the zombies and humans are interesting to consider.
This is the first ever audio book I've downloaded from Audible, so number one I guess.
I really like the narrator because he is a common thread throughout the story.
There are so many different voices and stories that its hard to say. The narrator is the only voice you really get to know.
Yes, there was a part of the book told from a small child's perspective and that really got to me.
The details were very graphic! So you can get a better feel for what the atmosphere was like even down to the smells and sounds.
Not what I expected!
No I haven't.
I think just listening to the emotions of people and them describing what had happend to them personally.
Can't wait to see the movie now!
I cannot imagine reading this book in the traditional way - the different voices added so much to this book! I haven't seen the movie and honestly don't want to now that I have heard that they strayed so far from this incredible story. Wish I could give it more stars!!!